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Poster: finnobrit Date: Sep 22, 2009 8:11am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

Would someone who has used this site longer than me care to post on the IA blog to ask what the heck's going on?

(I'm fairly new here so my words wouldn't carry much weight I'm afraid...)

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Poster: FP Date: Sep 22, 2009 11:39am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

It sure is odd about the lack of an official presence here. There have been no substantial updates to the Prelinger Archives section of ephemeral films for a long time, despite a promised deluge of new titles last year. It's like visiting a museum from which the curators and guards have vanished, but the front doors are still open.

Do you think the gubbamint finally got in unpleasant touch with the operators of this site about all the jihadist videos over in OPEN SOURCE? I thought it meant potential trouble for the archive when those controversial and disturbing entries started showing up in huge numbers, years ago. It's 90% of the new content, or something like that. You never know what's going down with the PATRIOT ACT in force. The ACT has provisions that make it a crime to discuss certain dealings with Homeland Security, so the archive could be bound and gagged and we'd never know.

Just guessing out loud....

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Poster: finnobrit Date: Sep 22, 2009 4:24pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

Well... as this email bug means every uploader's email address is visible, any illegal videos might actually be a goldmine for law enforcement investigators.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 22, 2009 6:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

Well, yes, I'm sure law enforcement might have an easier time catching illegal file sharers, but this also makes it easier for spammers and other con artists to do their job too. Do you want to have your inbox filled with spam or worse? Not me.

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Poster: finnobrit Date: Sep 23, 2009 5:11am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

Well I was thinking more about what FP said, if there really are pro-terrorism videos on IA then the police will love the fact that they can see all the uploaders' addresses.

It's funny actually, a while ago IA apparently fought a legal battle not to reveal a single user's address to law enforcement authorities, but now they've revealed EVERYONE'S address to EVERYONE. :-)

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Sep 23, 2009 9:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

I think I saw something mentioned in IA's privacy policy where, in certain situations, they would HAVE to reveal e-mail addresses to law enforcement on certain occasions. That doesn't apply to this situation, though. If they are going to make everyone's e-mail adresses available to everybody, why have a privacy policy?

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Poster: quigs Date: Sep 22, 2009 6:22pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: How long has IA been silent?

(echo) Helloooooooooooooooo, is anyboddddddddddddddddddy herrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre?